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How to Own Class III Weapons
State Laws (Reference Only):

Some states are "non class 3" states and actually prohibit the possession of any type of class 3 weapon. The majority, however, have a provision for such. A list of the states and their requirements are posted below. Note that this information changes from time to time.

State Machine
Gun
Suppressor Short Barrel
Rifle
Short
Shotgun
Any Other
Weapon
Special Provisions
Alabama Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alaska Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arizona Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arkansas Yes * Yes Yes Yes Yes state registration pistol cal mg's over .30 cal
California * Yes * No Yes * Yes * Yes * rarely issued by State Dept of Justice
Colorado Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connecticut * Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes no selective fire machine guns, full auto only
Delaware * No No Yes No Yes * no smooth bore AOW's
Florida Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Georgia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hawaii No No No No No
Idaho Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Illinois No No No No Yes
Indiana Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Iowa * No Yes * Yes * Yes * Yes * C&R's designated by Commander of Public Safety
Kansas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kentucky Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Louisiana * Yes * Yes Yes Yes Yes typically, C&R machine guns only
Maine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maryland * Yes * Yes Yes Yes Yes machine guns must be registered with state,
No hi-cap magazines
Massachusetts * Yes * No Yes Yes Yes license for machine guns required
Michigan * Yes ? Yes * Yes Yes C&R on SBR & SS,
Suppressor legality undetermined at this time.
Minnesota * Yes * Yes Yes Yes * Yes C&R mg's only, SS registration
Mississippi Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
Missouri * Yes * No Yes * Yes * Yes C&R only non ffl's, C&R holders any mg, sbr,ss
Montana * Yes * No Yes Yes Yes state registration pistol cal mg's over .30 cal
Nebraska Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nevada Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New Hampshire Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New Jersey * Yes * No Yes No Yes mg's permit must be issued by state court, rare
New Mexico Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New York No No No No No
North Carolina * Yes * Yes * Yes * Yes * Yes * sheriff permit on mg's, must be ffl holder, or for R&D
North Dakota * Yes * Yes * Yes Yes Yes licensees req'd to register mg's & supp with state
Ohio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oklahoma Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Oregon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pennsylvania Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rhode Island No No No No Yes
South Carolina Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Dakota Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tennessee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Texas Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Utah Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vermont Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Virginia * Yes * Yes Yes Yes Yes state registration of all mg's
Washington * No Yes No No Yes
West Virginia * Yes * Yes Yes Yes Yes suppressor may not be used on weapon
Wisconsin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes no pistol cal mg's without permit
Wyoming Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

This information is for reference purposes only and not intended to be used as a legal instrument. It is correct to the best information available at the time of print. In some instances, re: California, class 3 weapons are permitted, but the signature required on the BATF form 4, is almost impossible to obtain. For more detail information, contact the local BATF office in your state or the BATF/NFA branch, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, (304) 616-4500.